Adam has worked with jazz legends Stanley Jordan (internationally), David 'Fathead' Newman, Papa John DeFrancesco, Marshall Hawkins, Doug Webb and accordion master Frank Marocco as well as popular artists Lenny Castro, Casey Abrams, Jimmy Vivino and gospel legend Andrew Gouche.
He is an alumni of the ASU and MCC schools of music studying latin, african and jazz performance. Since 1995 (at the age of 17) Clark has been a professional musician and starting in 1999 has led his live working band full time as well as working for hundreds of band leaders as a sideman.
He has been heard as the opening act for Blues Traveler, Joey DeFrancesco, George Benson, and Alice Cooper. As a band leader Clark's groups have played almost all the major festivals in the Phoenix area from 2002-2012 as well as noted festivals in California including the California Jazz and Wine Festival 3 years in a row and counting. Locally, Adam Clark has worked almost every major resort, festival and top music venue in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Adam Clark endorses DREAM Cymbals and Gongs: https://dreamcymbals.com/artists/usa/clark-adam
He has been the drummer for many local legends including DJ Radar, Nicole Pesce, Dennis Rowland and Arizona Blues Hall of Fame inductees Walt Richardson, Margo Reed, Hans Olsen, Francine Reed, Mike Howard and the Bad News Blues Band. Performance/Testimonial videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/MrABCDRUMS Website: http://losangelesdrummer.com/ AZ Central article: http://archive.azcentral.com/thingstodo/music/articles/2010/11/11/20101111hidden-gems-adam-clark-drummer.html#ixzz1ViUJWYdf
Written testimony: “One of the best drummers I have ever heard, Adam Clark, drives any band he plays with. A melodic soloist, he reminds me of Gene Krupa. Adam is another one who can play with anyone.” Ken Winter (L.A. Jazz Scene Issue No. 302)
“As a venue owner it has been a true pleasure working with percussionist Adam Clark. On top of being an outstanding musician, he is also very aware of his environment. I have tables as little as 10 feet from the stage. He is able to light up the drum set without imposing on the customers ability to converse.
I would highly recommend Adam Clark for any professional setting. Cheers!” Adam Randall (Owner/operator Squashed Grapes Ventura, CA 805-643-7300)
“Having had the pleasure of playing with Adam Clark, I have said publicly on a number of occasions that he is one of the most responsive musicians with whom I have ever worked. Phoenix Mix Tape Vol.1 demonstrates Adam’s extraordinary versatility as he takes the listener on journeys through music from around the world.
With the help of some of the best musicians from Phoenix, Adam has created a CD that is sure to please.” -Michael Kocour Director of Jazz Studies Arizona State University.
PLEASE VIEW ADAM'S AVAILABLE LESSON TIMES ON HIS CALENDAR BELOW:
Sugar THIEVES (DRUM SOLO)
Mult-Style Drumming Interview
Adam B. Clark Drum Solo 01-01-2017
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